• Coderspace

    Coderspace is a program developed by Ivanhoe alumni Heath Gilham.  Below is a reflection from one of the attendees and Year 5 Digital Leader, Kiki. Over the term two holidays, five students (including myself) went to a holiday program run at the school called Coderspace. The program was run to teach us how to do… Continue Reading

  • The journey is the reward

    As the ancient Chinese proverb goes, the journey is the reward.  School can often be about the destination, the end product over the process but it is the challenges that we face and conquer on the journey that truly bring learning alive.  In Year 7 Multimedia, the challenge put forth to the four classes was to build… Continue Reading

  • TeachTechPlay Touchcasts – Digital Leaders

    A highlight listed by many of the teachers that attended the TeachTechPlay conference was the heavy involvement of students in making the conference amazing.  Below are reflections from the four Digital Leaders that attended and filmed the conference.  They have also created amazing TeachTechPlay Touchcasts to capture the highlights. From Joel & Mia Our  favourite… Continue Reading

  • The power of audience

    “When student work culminates in a genuine product for an authentic audience, it makes a world of difference.” Steven Levy In a post for ASCD titled the “Power of Audience”, Steven writes that the “most effective way to engage students in learning is to create an authentic audience, giving them a sense that someone else… Continue Reading

  • Night of the Notables

    The Night of the Notables is a personalised research project for Year 8 Humanities and English students.  Each student chooses a person of historical note to research and represent.  This night is a highlight for all Year 8 students and below is a beautiful poem from Angelina Sevastopoulos to give you a further insight. The Night of… Continue Reading

  • Students on the road

    Last week the Digital Leaders went for a day out to St Joesph’s Primary School in Hawthorn to tell them what our program was like and what kind of things we do! Overall we had loads of fun and enjoyed it a lot. We showed them lots of different apps and equipment that we use… Continue Reading

  • Student TeachMeet

    On the 14th October Mia, Joel & Carey presented some of the Digital Leader’s educational toys to the teachers. Mia presented a Makey Makey foil piano, Joel presented the OSMO and Carey presented a coding application called Python. It was very challenging to stand up in front of a bunch of teachers and explain how… Continue Reading